Meaning of ice hook in English:

ice hook

Pronunciation /ˈʌɪs hʊk/


  • 1A hook which can be attached securely to ice (in modern use, frequently in Mountaineering); specifically = ice anchor .

  • 2A hook employed in securing and hoisting or dragging ice, especially for storage. Now chiefly historical.

  • 3 historical A type of boat hook used to push large floating sections of ice away from a ship. Compare ice pole .


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Account of Several Late Voyages. From ice + hook.